Thursday, March 20, 2008

Midwest Still Threatened by Floods

New York Times
By JOHN HOLUSHA and ANAHAD O'CONNOR

Heavy rains moved out of the sodden Midwest on Thursday after days of downpours that led the National Weather Service to post flood warnings from Texas to Pennsylvania. Although the rain has largely stopped falling, authorities warned that rivers in some areas could crest over flood stage as water continued to run off the saturated land.

The storms, which dropped more than a foot of rain in some areas, was said to be responsible for 13 deaths and hundreds of evacuations. Roads, including two Interstate highways in Ohio, were closed to traffic by the rising waters.

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